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>> thank you and welcome i'll deputy chief of staff like to introduce a few honored guests hold our applause until i'm encourage i'd like to start off with the honorable mayor ed lee and president of the police commission suv's and greg suhr and the command staff the police
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department deputy smith and michael redman and gary tom and deputy chief ali and robert mows and o'sullivan and tom nolan chaplain and ann maddox and commander thank you and thank you for being here (clapping.) distinguished guests and family members and friends i'm the chief of staff and greg suhr i welcome you to the promotional ceremony between january 17th and september 26, 2015, ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ in >> thank you lieutenant o'connor will you rise for the posting of the colors.
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>> please remain stand for the national anthem present arms. >> oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
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whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? and the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
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(clapping.) >> thank you chanel i don't think she needed a microphone if everyone will be seed correction stand fast while we present the
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>> thank you color guard please take your seats he invite pastor stacey current to say a
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few words. >> good afternoon i woke up this morning with an overwhelm sensation of the joy of being alive if you're happy to be alive turn to our neighbor real quick and say it is good to be alive good to be alive. >> (repeated.) >> yeah. good to be alive and it is good to be here and to celebrate so as we begin this time of celebration of the promotion let us begin with a word of prayer let's pray together giver of life and sustaining god we come to you with gratitude in our hearts for all the gifts you give us each year each day family and friends and loved ones and laughter and the gift
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of being alive help is to receive those gifts with thanksgiving and may our hearts be stirred to remember all the blessing but today, we good faith to recognize pub those he men and women may we meaningful that have the wisdom for problems they'll, enfrustrated with a higher position of responsible rocket and leadership we call them peacemakers shaped by experience and prepared for the new task. so we ask our blessing that on if day a day of joy and deep gratitude we remember for years to come may all god's children thankfully for this day say amen amen >> thank you pastor current my please to introduce the
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honorable mayor of san francisco mooed mooe thank you deputy and thank you pastor current for perhaps it is appropriate for me to say it is good to be politically alive (laughter) i'm overjoyed to join you greg suhr and commission and also staff and all the officers that are part of this wonderful department family, friends, and especially those who are about to be promoted he congratulate you as well it's been very interesting last four and a half years i want to say i'm here because i know a few of the individuals also but here as part of the support team for our police department and as
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the 403 mayor of this wonderful city we have a lot of work that we've already done to have been a successful city has we are i won't be the first one to say our city can't say you been successful unless we're a safe city and all of you on the front lines are making our city save but i'm also had the pleasure of being the mayor in 3 world series celebrations one nabbing celebration and america's cup on the eave of hosting the incredible 50th shakespeare and get to enjoy it is finite police department it is to say that under the leadership of this commission with the chief we've had all the
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successes and continue to be a successful city as long as we also are a safe city and being a safe city i also will be the first to say that is not just on the shoulders of our police men and women their have their responsibilities you'll all have our responsibilities do the great community policing we've engaged in but forthcoming we have challenges and we have challenges that we're going to meet in the very heartfelt way because our citizens require us to be more transparent and have the body cameras that challenge us i think the public finds out more that happens on the streets than sometimes recorded we will
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also have the challenge of having more success a growing population but i'm excited for every single community corridor that will support and have our more officers on the beats as well as officers working computer systems and greats technology we have as well as officers and all of our different areas in the city that will do great work seen and unseen at the same time and complimenting the additional officers and he had a chance with the chief the other day to welcome in the new recruits in the academy what wonderful recruits we all right. have that will have some 4 hundred more additional police officers that join us along with the 200 firefighters and 50 pharmacies and including some additional
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359-1-1 callers this is an incredible time for our city but we know that we can't just don't think the officers that we hire the public safety is a variety of things we have to do a city i want you to recognize the city will do it's part as well that means not only the hiring but means a good environment for the people to work in a city that is successful a city that looks to the future and says let's resurrect that police academy program and make sure that the youth we want that they want to have a safe city also see potential crazy they can enjoy in the police department or at least be exposed that that to
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the cadet program to be eligible to go to the academy a city that vests in a program that reaches youth that are already in trouble reaches into their lives and suggested to go them we can interrupt the patterns of activities if drawings them into challenging lives and pull them into job saving lives with career paths i pathways lives they, see better education we're all increasing those opportunities from kindergarten to college we'll be supporting our youth all of our youth and particularly emphasis on the youth in poverty strictly community i get to do that as the 43 mayor and begin in public housing that people have a way
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forward for themselves and their family through all the programs in education and interrupt those patterns activities that might suggest otherwise we'll support through our families and children and youth programs programs and the passage of prop c last year an incredible investment in all our families to see an unprecedented investment for our youth from the family prospective we have rebuilding every single one of our public housing sites so they become integrated policies sites for all of the families that are there as well as the new families that will be welcomed there people will not live in isolated poverty housing under this administration giving me a chance to move forward all
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the things in concert with increasing our hiring of our police officers but also promoting promotions is a good day this means there's movement and hiring and activity in this department the same can be said in the fire department in our 9-1-1 and all our dispatchers by the desire city would it be fair to say congratulations to all of you that are will be receiving pins today when i have the opportunity to pin the 3 that had a chance to work with me there might be screens of pichz i have to pay them back for the rough lives they've given me outside of that we've had an incredible time i want to say the incredible
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success on every single one of you're crazy we'll be a successful city and whether it is issues around retirement, or the environment you work in or the people you even though again work with we'll do our best in support because you mean that the people on the first line that is a i will sacrifice for the other safety i want to say congratulations and health felt thank you from our 43rd mayor to our success and safety and success of you and our families i congratulate all of you today thank you (clapping.) >> thank you, mr. mayor it is my honor to welcome the president of the police commission president suzy loftus
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(clapping.) thank you, thank you greg suhr mayor ed lee and the staff and director hicks and family and friends can you raise your hand if our mom or dad is getting promoted today raise your hand if you're mom reasonable person dad is getting promoted two hands over there that is a big deal big deal your can do is getting promoted i know you this is a big deal guys i'll speak to the kids this is a big ceremony with the command staff what the mayor this is a tough profession your mom and dad are distinguished leaders we're here to recognize and one thing i know for sure in working with in law enforcement with as prosecutor and in the police commission none did it alone with all of you, your family and
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your kids i know you guys are proud of them so this is a legal term but a really big deal today is a really big deal so obviously congratulations to you guys i want to say two things talk about what i think you've accomplished and what it means to the department today is acknowledging the hard work i mentioned that i sat for the california bar examine i'm not stranger of hard tests but the tested you have to study for practice with our fell officer is not a samuel small matters your chosen to be a leader of this department and you've put in a lot of work now what it means for the department the mayor talked about the significant momentums we'll have a number of things going on but i want to say this ceremony is
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special the academy congratulations they're excited and start their career can't wait to get out there this is a different moment a moment you've done that chief you've distinguished yourselves as leaders to be recognized this is your moment and you get to make choices and decisions about the rest of our career those ceremony is amazing at the end of it it two minutes where someone faubz u talks about your career i'm moved by sometimes, the chief or captain will rattled off your mrishtsd but nevertheless, the two minutes spent talking about the kind of leader and how you treated our officers and how you had their backs and managed tough situations and a team leader and helped others now it is the moment in our career you've
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gotten the acknowledgment the mayor mentioned body cameras i want to say one thing as leader of this department the success or failure of this program is depending on you your leadership as our officers to what you do will make the program a success or failure many people involved commissioners and city officials at the end of the day you as leaders of the department have the technology and learn from it and help us make the policy better and continue to lead the way for the san francisco police department so that is my hinge r request of you, you an acknowledgment of everything help us embrace the future and continue to be the incredible leaders you've been and congratulations think everything you've done and thank you for being a leader at a
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critical time you're up to it thank you. >> (clapping). >> commissioner president loftus now greg suhr. >> (clapping). >> so you've had to brave two speeches suffer through one more to emotional what commissioner president loftus said as you look at people around you take a lot of pictures people in this room nobody is going to be any younger nobody will have any more hair and sadly in the matter how much you tell you yourselves it will be thinner and the kids not younger so lots of pictures a big deal it is
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good to welcome you did not members and family and friends to this ceremony we've honored today to have the newly re-elected mayor of san francisco ed lee (clapping.) our president of the police commission suzy loftus (clapping.) someone who never misses one of those ceremonies i'm so honored he is with us every single time former excessive of police mr. sandra right there (clapping.) and then we have a late arrive our occ director joyce hicks (clapping.) but most important here we're privileged to be among the sworn
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officers to the rank of sergeant and commander and deputy chief over the last year the future leadership of the san francisco police department no small deal in all endeavors leadership it critical to success but as we move into the last part of this year leadership is not as critical to the san francisco police department we recently peace officer served through the you toughest recession in our lifetime we never said we can't do more with less we did that with less and good in san francisco thanks to the mayor and the full support of the board of supervisors we're under one of the biggest hiring pushlz all the new cops needs the leadership if they're required of the san francisco police officers to be the smallest thoughtful cops in the
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country this department to the challenges that lay before us across the country and in some community in san francisco folks are questioning over intentions and action as we perform with the new video painting the law enforcement in an unfavorable light every year as fbi director spoke you can turn up the music on the radio or choose to have an open and honest discussion about the relationship today what it should and could be and needs to be if we took more time to understand one allocate across the country serious a debates how law enforcement will relate to the community about the appropriate use of force and the bias within an outside law enforcement we need to have this
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conversations similar conversation are being had within every police department as well or should be these kinetics is bumping and uncomfortable help us to understand and better serve san francisco of course, those are only conversations and the true sense of the word only willing to talk not only but listen someone said you have to understand and be understood true words again quoting let us begin that difficult conversation by being honest to acknowledge that most of our law enforcement history in the country is not pretty at many points in american history before the members were borne are law enforcement enforced with status quo a status quo that was brooultd unfair to the labor groups and unfair to two
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many people a century ago the issuing my mom was issuing knew how well, the drills and the patty woolen is not named patty wug because it's padded we need to be able to explain why we do what we do every time we do if we can't rethink what we're doing and to do it definitely there is a renewed on a procedural justice toy decade ourselves to not allow the bias that exists in all of us not judge cope to do our job fairly and objectively to do this today more than ever requires strong leadership it is with that in mind all the men and women are promoted were selected for the
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department leaders of tomorrow the best ladders are functional intelligence and demonstrate things the right way everyone on this stage actually not on the stamp they don't it, too as evidence by the performance under the exams and experience the ability to do this i'm grateful to our family and france for the character awesome possess and how you cultivated our influences to be here today each of you demonstrated the ability to think on your feet i'll confident you already have i ask you to demonstrate our earring in essence but more importantly challenge you to lead by x if 0 doing do the right thing and serve as a reminder to the officers why they became cops in the first
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time we help especially children as you sit here remember to be a successful it is not cbo you you'll need other people and let other money need you no matter how smart not smart enough i've spoken about leadership what is leadership so let's look at was it isn't i spoke when he met at the academy management so not leadership management deals with routine not to take anything away from good management and you'll have to dwo do a lot more management but management management is not leadership there is no leadership need it is a distofrtd that leadership is require in a law enforcement around the country is a distortion and will take our leadership to get us to a better
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place but the leaders don't manage people they monitor them leaders don't follow the rules as they are without question and set out to make better rules when needed leaders are looking for the replacements the future of the san francisco police department is on you it is not about what a leader can do himself or herself but accomplish with our violation and support whether you make sure that when people do a job get the credit it is about the balance of others replacement the golden rule do onto others as onto you this is echoes throughout the ages in every language and cultivate it is a
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philosophy to support others and you yourselves will be supporting and reaching our potential and chief the goals and be where we want to be back to today you have much to be proud of we look at freezing this moment shortly will come as a relief i'm almost finished that was fun (laughter). >> anyway mid block said after climbing the great hill one finds many more hillside to climb we make take rests but foreclosure the moment we must cock e walk together not ended when you come across a mountain it takes more than one person to move a mountain there will be more times than not an uphill battle and sometimes, you'll fail in one attempt or many find
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another way find another way a path forward a path forward and whether emily murase he son you want to respect intelligent people and the affiliation of children you left the world better and after all assessor-recorder it is easily because of your effort and helped to get there you were a good leader my parents i get choked up my parents engraved the word building on the first star i was giggle i have the same engratifying on all my stars the two o that you will make a difference in the lives of on the words of teddy roosevelt not the critical man that pouts points but but the
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doer of deeds do them better the credit to those in the arena who's face is marked by blood and those in the end have the achievement and if we fail we fail by doing better god bless and be safe (clapping.) >> thank you, chief. >> i now ask you administer the other of office to all personnel. >> relax it's the same oath i didn't add anything to it can i get everybody to please stand. >> i'm sorry, i meant of those who are going to take the oath
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(laughter) you know it to as a help it is good to stands even once in a while (laughter). >> that's supposed to be a comedy we have a tradition in the san francisco police department imagine in the room that has taken an oath that would like to reaffirm that oath especially someone in law enforcement whether sworn or not sworn we have prosecutors in the room feel free to stand at this time and take the oath with preplease raise your right hand i>> i. >> do solemnly swear. >> (repeated.) >> (repeated.) >> the constitution of the
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united states. >> (repeated.) >> and the constitution of the state of california. and the codes policies and charter. >> (repeated.) of the city and county of san francis francisco. >> (repeated.) >> >> (repeated.) >> foreign and domestic. >> and that i will bear true faith and allegiance. >> (repeated.) >> to the constitution of the united states. >> (repeated.) >> and to the constitution of the state of california. dooi z dooildz. >> (repeated.) >> without any mental reservation. >> (repeated.) >> that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties. >> (repeated.) >> and during such time as i hold office. congratulations al
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2, 1 you innovation on or was on over 200 years they went through extensive innovations to the existing green new metal gates were installed our the perimeter 9 project is funded inform there are no 9 community opportunity and our capital improvement plan to the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood it allows the residents and park advocates like san franciscans to make the matching of the few minutes through the philanthropic dungeons and finished and finally able to pull on play on the number one green a celebration on october 7, 1901, a skoovlt for the st. anthony's
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formed a club and john then the superintendent the golden gate park laid out the bowling green are here sharing meditates a permanent green now and then was opened in 1902 during the course the 1906 san francisco earthquake that citywide much the city the greens were left that with an ellen surface and not readers necessarily 1911 it had the blowing e bowling that was formed in 1912 the parks commission paid laying down down green number 2 the san francisco lawn club was the first opened in the united states and the oldest on the west their registered as san francisco lark
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one 101 and ti it is not all fierce competition food and good ole friend of mine drive it members les lecturely challenge the stories some may be true some not memories of past winners is reversed presbyterian on the wall of champions. >> make sure you see the one in to the corner that's me and. >> no? not bingo or scrabble but the pare of today's competition two doreen and christen and beginninger against robert and others easing our opponents for the stair down is a pregame strategy even in lawn bowling. >> play ball.
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>> yes. >> almost. >> (clapping). >> the size of tennis ball the object of the game our control to so when the players on both sides are bold at any rate the complete ends you do do scoring it is you'll get within point lead for this bonus first of all, a jack can be moved and a or picked up to some other point or move the jack with i have a goal behind the just a second a lot of elements to the game. >> we're about a yard long. >> aim a were not player i'll play any weighed see on the
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inside in the goal is a minimum the latter side will make that arc in i'm right-hand side i play my for hand and to my left if i wanted to acre my respect i extend so it is arced to the right have to be able to pray both hands. >> (clapping.) who one. >> nice try and hi, i'm been play lawn bowling affair 10 years after he retired i needed something to do so i picked up this paper and in this paper i see in there play lawn bowling in san francisco golden gate park ever since then i've been trying to bowl i enjoy bowling a very good support and
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good experience most of you have of of all love the people's and have a lot of have a lot of few minutes in mr. mayor the san francisco play lawn bowling is in golden gate park we're sharing meadow for more information about the club including free lessons log
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i'm nicole and lindsey, i like the fresh air. when we sign up, it's always so gratifying. we want to be here. so i'm very excite ied to be here today.
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>> your volunteerism is appreciated most definitely. >> last year we were able to do 6,000 hours volunteering. without that we can't survive. volunteering is really important because we can't do this. it's important to understand and a concept of learning how to take care of this park. we have almost a 160 acres in the district 10 area. >> it's fun to come out here. >> we have a park. it's better to take some of the stuff off
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the fences so people can look at the park. >> the street, every time, our friends. >> i think everybody should give back. we are very fortunate. we are successful with the company and it's time to give back. it's a great place for us. the weather is nice. no rain. beautiful san francisco. >> it's a great way to be able to have fun and give back and walk away with a great feeling. for more opportunities we have volunteering every single day of the week. get in touch with the parks and recreation center
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so come
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the city of san francisco sfgtv meeting of the planning commission for november 23, 2015 will begin shortly. >>


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